Plaintiff Personal Injury

When you've been injured, you need a fierce advocate with a gentle bed-side manner.

When you or a member of your family suffers significant personal injury or wrongful death in Vermont due to negligence, Downs Rachlin Martin's experienced and highly skilled personal injury lawyers and legal nurse consultant are ready to assist you with the full range of issues that you face.

Engaging legal representation as quickly as possible enables your lawyer to begin building a file of important information and evidence that will be needed to effectively represent you in negotiations with the alleged negligent party or to prepare for litigation.

Personalized attention, singular focus.

Our approach is to concentrate on a small number of cases, which enables us to provide a high level of personal service to our clients. We understand the wide-ranging impacts, disruption and suffering that significant personal injury can have on the victim's and/or survivor's lives. We not only provide the critical legal representation that you need, we also help with insurance issues, make recommendations and referrals for treatment options and provide much-needed patient and family support throughout the legal process, treatment and recovery.

Our personal injury attorneys work hard on behalf of victims of significant personal injury and families in cases of wrongful death. We have achieved some of the largest recoveries in Vermont. Our personal injury negligence work has included cases involving significant injuries such as paralysis and/or brain and spinal cord injury or wrongful death associated with:

  • motor vehicles
  • sports injuries
  • premises defects
  • electrical appliances/facilities
  • liquor liability
  • industrial and agricultural activities

We treat our clients' problems as if they were our own.

Our personal injury lawyers provide an exceptionally high level of day-to-day attention and service; explore the victim's many avenues for recourse, including insurance coverage, evaluation of liability, understanding complex medical issues such as brain and spinal cord injury, methods for funding treatment alternatives, and alternative dispute resolution; and listen to and work closely with clients to define and pursue strategies that are most likely to lead to positive outcomes.

Stay abreast of some of the most recent medical news impacting personal injury litigation.

Downs Rachlin Martin attorney Robert Luce often writes about the impact of brain injury, improvements in diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of brain injury. For more on this and on strategies to obtain compensation for personal injury caused by negligence, visit his Traumatic Brain Injury Blog.


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